From a young age, Strikeforce President Scott Coker always thought women should be in MMA. Coker grew up in a martial arts school and would see females around, so he figured their day would come. Not everyone was a believer, including Dana White who said females would never compete in the UFC just a year ago. Then everything changed when Ronda Rousey (6-0) entered the scene.
"Now everyone believes they can fight," said Coker to TATAME. "Today we have Ronda Rousey who is a super star, perhaps the biggest celebrity in women's MMA."
Rousey signed a UFC contract last week, making her the first female to do so and became the inaugural champion.
"I think women have managed to establish themselves in MMA and I can see these girls fighting in different organizations nowadays," said Coker. "So I think that women will continue to have more opportunities than ever."
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